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    I primarily use my MP5 as my main home defense weapon. I keep it right next to my bed with a few mags readily available. I cock it to the rear for the most part and keep it that way. My question is: will this damage the spring at all or cause any other long term damage?

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    I have heard of G3 rifles being stored with the spring back, and some of the guns developed bolt bounce. Not sure on a 9mm MP5, but Im not sure its the best position to keep the firearm for an extended period of time.

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    The spring argument comes up time to time. In general, modern springs wear more with compressing and relaxing over and over than if left compressed. However, if it was my gun, I wouldn't want to leave the recoil rod spring compressed for an extended time.....but what is an extended time!!??

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    Welcome to the site--- agree with my esteemed colleague--- no unneeded compression!!!

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    When I picked up my SP5K, I remember seeing the cocking handle in the back position. It has a BG date code and picked up mine in the beginning week of last month (June). Safe to assume since it came from HK that it is okay to store it that way now? I have it cocked and locked at this time now. I also didn't top the mag to 30 rounds since there has been some reports that there could be some type of failure to feed on a full mag, I'm not sure if it applies to all mags or certain non HK mags so I left it with 28 cartridges in each mag. Like you I have it as a home defense weapon.

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    "Ease spring tension" is the exact recommendation from HK. Leaving the charging handle back, which compresses both the recoil rod assembly and hammer strut spring, is not recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bystok View Post
    The spring argument comes up time to time. In general, modern springs wear more with compressing and relaxing over and over than if left compressed. However, if it was my gun, I wouldn't want to leave the recoil rod spring compressed for an extended time.....but what is an extended time!!??
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    Welcome to the site. It may be worth thinking through the idea of not having your defensive weapon chambered and ready to use.

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    I agree with this 100%

    Quote Originally Posted by Tug View Post
    Welcome to the site. It may be worth thinking through the idea of not having your defensive weapon chambered and ready to use.

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